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Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
book but cooking dishes for michele obama since this evening. american grow. we can get to that after the devotional. thank you for being here. so wonderful to see so many friends, old and new. like a family reunion. i am excited to share it this book with you. my wonderful wife, michele. [applause] >> we have been married precisely 82 days. you see this blow on my face, that is why. thank you so much for being here. when i started working for barack obama i had no idea i would be sending in a devotional every morning. i was a young kid from nashville, tenn. working on the 2008 campaign, in the senate office for couple years but didn't know him that well. i was doing out reach around a company like so many others including many folks that i see and privately i would pray for that young senator, that he would wake up every day and have a sense of purpose and the protected along the campaign trail, one of those moments of prayer, this nudge in my spirit, so many supports around him, policy advisers and political support, and wondered who was thinking about his soul, looking after
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
should proceed with sanctions, let the iranians know this is not un-american deal, this is a kerry-obama deal. and that the rest of congress is not behind them. the u.s. senate want to impose sanctions. this will be hard for them to say we are going to trust iran and hope they do the right thing for the first time in 40 years. host: william is up first in ohio, democratic caller. theer: congressman, evidence that world trade center building 7 was wrought down with explosives is real and proven. how much more trust does congress have to lose before it faces reality and acknowledges the need for a new investigation into building 7's destruction? guest: i don't think you need investigation. the way that those towers were brought down was by radical islamic terrorists. her investigation has show that. host: did you read the 9/11 investigation? guest: i did not. host: you think it was adequate. lake placid, florida. caller: good morning. ira member in the past, -- i whenber in the past president clinton was dealing with china. they had a problem with missiles and their guidance systems. clint
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:15am EST
court has more to do with americans than you might think. >> host: since 2001, has the patriot act, the fisa surveillance, increased or decreased? >> guest: yeah. it's a great question. i think it's actually been increased. when president obama was a candidate, when he was running for office, he said no more national security that spy on americans. but now that he's president i think he sees the power differently. and he felt if he can be trusted with the dragnet powers. it sounds as if the fisa court allowed actually is an expansion and there's more and more material being collected in bulk and that what is being collected under the foreign intelligence surveillance act even though on americans has also increased. i think there's a possibility for another increase. for awhile until 2011, the government was also collecting e-mail addresses, internet dresses that we visit, the fisa court authorized that. and the government actually stopped collecting all of that information in 2011. but they could do it again because they're authorized to do that. this is tremendously broad power. >> and
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
an asian american, maybe a hispanic, you see. but i think obama's presence in their innocence can be traced back to kennedy. obama is quite interesting in kennedy and he's quite interested in history of the presidency. we've had four dinners with them, and that the first dinner he wanted to talk about how other presidents had achieved their transformative presidency. roosevelt, woodrow wilson, fdr, reagan. how did they achieve big transformations. and the second and he wanted to talk about how to reclaim this hold on the public of the united states, because this is 2010 and he was slipping. 2011, he talked about the election, the coming election of 2012, and tell you one and a goat. he complained about congress in particular, michele bachman. shook his head and said, what she says about me, and so i said to them, mr. president, i guess you know what mark twain said about congress, and taoiseach is a. he said marc twain said the closure a congressman and suppose you were an idiot, but i repeat myself. [laughter] >> he loved it. but yeah, coming back to your point, i think there are si
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
and also trying to refocus public attention on the broad benefits of the law. president obama will focus on the benefits of a white house event to date by americans for the white house they have benefited from the overhaul the president will try to remind americans that the health care law is preventing insurance discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions and allowing young people to stay on their parents coverage until age 26. we will cover the events at the white house line starting 2:30 eastern on c-span three. >>> as you walk in there are tables out front with lots of pamphlets not prior to entering the gun show into the pamphlets or how the government is trying to take away the right of guns and governments doing this and obama doing that and obamacare is terrible. so, those were the kind i wanted to talk to because they had the ideas. so i said to them, you know, like who are you? i said well actually, i am an academic. i'm a researcher and i'm doing research on the organizations, these ideas. and actually then who believes this stuff. they would look at me and
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
columbian community in miami and this morning i went to a meeting with the inter-american dialogue breakfast there. i was a member of the inter-american dialogue for many years. i was covice chairman. had an interesting visit to the white house and president obama. i appeared as his guest on the official visit. i went out oai and sphoact general asemibelie there and the ambassadors in earlier guests that they had invited by then went to speak with the head of the democratic party of the house nancy pelosi, and a few of the members of the house of the democratic party. then i went to speak with speaker boehner and a few of the republicans in the house. with whom i've been working for many years. not only as president but also as former minister. now i'm here. and last night i had a dinner with the center for american progress. members of that think tank. and i'm having dinner tonight with the counsel they invited me to address them. what has been the main messages trying to convey to the u.s. officials and the u.s. public first thank the u.s. government in both parties for the help
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
. with remarks from president obama and other world leaders. that is to be the at 8:00 p.m. here on c-span2. >> it is a rare constant in american political life if you look at, you know, say congress in 1901 less than 2% of members came from working class backgrounds. got out of politics and eventually wound up in congress. a flash bard to the present day. they spent less than 2% of their career doing manual jobs. and so this is one thing that really has hasn't changed, you know, lot of different aspect of the political facet have changed. broadcast television, cable news, big money in politics, decline of unions. while all of the is happening, there is -- you know, one of the constants during that last 100 years or so working class people are not getting elected to political office. >> does it matter there's a socioeconomic disparity between most elected officials and the citizen they represent? nicholas look at the "white collar government." sunday night at 9:00 on after ward. in january in-depth. if you can imagine 1976. the hustle and bustle of the activity during the campaign. yo
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 10:00pm EST
this that is startling, i mean, after all, obama is not a black president, but a mixed race. he's african-american, a black and a white parent. this is like the win drop rule. >> host: right, right, right. >> guest: it is really, i think, interesting that sexism is far more casual, partly because it's the intercertainly, you know, these guys that i was talking with actually -- >> host: have a wife. >> guest: ex-wives they hate, exwife's lawyers that they hate more, and they have also, you know, women in their lives who they see as getting ahead of them. >> host: like a lot more women you can see as taking your job or, you know, whatever. yeah, yeah. okay. so we are going to return to that subject talking about the specific groups, but i think it's important now to define this central concept of the book, the idea of a grieved entitlement. i have questions about it, and so just tell the viewers what is that? what's a grieved entitlement? >> guest: it's a phrase i came up with. all the groups i talk about the the men's rights group, father's rights group, the guys who beat up their
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 12:30pm EST
dell la. we'll have remarks from president obama and other world leaders. that's tonight, 8 p.m. eastern, again, right here on c-span2. >> it's a rare constant in american political live life. in 1901 less than 2% of members came from working class backgrounds, got into politics and eventually wound up in congress. flash forward to the present day, the average member of congress spent less than 2% of their career doing service industry jobs, manual labor jobs. so this is one thing that really hasn't changed, you know? lots of different aspects of the political process have changed, broadcast television, cable news, the rise of candidate-centered elections, big money in politics, the decline of unions. and while all of this is happening, there are, you know, one of the constants during that, during, you know, the last hundred years or so is that working class people are not getting elected to political office. >> does it matter that there's a socioeconomic disparity between most elected officials and the citizens they represent? nicholas carnes looks at a white collar government,
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
the colombian community in miami and this morning i went to a meeting with the inter-american dialogue. i was a member for many years. i was the co-vice chairman and then i had a interesting and fruitful visit to the white house with president obama. i am here as his guest on official visit. then i went to the oes and spoke to the general assembly of the oes with the ambassadors and other guests that they had invited. i then went to speak with the head of the democratic party and the house nancy pelosi and a few of the members of the house of the democratic party. then i went to speak with speaker boehner and a few of the republicans in the house, with whom i have been working for many years not only as president but also as foreign minister and now i am here. last night i had dinner with the center for american progress, the members of that think-tank and i was there tonight with the council and they invited me to address them. what has been the main message i have tried to convey to the u.s. officials and to the u.s. public first, i think the u.s. government and both parties for the
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
nationally. the obama administration which i worked 10 extended the higher education tax benefits for -- markedly and i think that is then a laudable accomplishment but it also increased the income level at which people can get an american opportunity tax credit formerly hope all the way up to $80,000 away from the 80th percentile to the 95th percentile. why are we providing tax benefits and that some $7 billion a year to folks in the top income quintile. why is it that mitt romney -- i have three, 529's but why can mitt romney get tax benefits attached to it when he is students need of pell grants? closer to an attack site but i think there are others in the committee's jurisdiction. >> that is an interesting concept and we may follow up with you. the other is financial incentives to borrowers that have ffel loans to get them to convert their debt to a direct loan on that basis. have you worked out specifics as to how you think that program would work? >> actually the department of education administered a small similar program that allowed borrowers to have bells federal loans and d
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:45am EST
. i think it may turn out in the long run that obama may be one of the greats trainers of conservatism in american history. we never generation. [applause] but i'm going to post this and take some questions someone does mccain. i want to close this with the question. i want you to understand how deeply i feel. if all we do is be negative, if we do is take advantage of every mistake they make, we will have totally failed to serve the country. the fact is you need a positive model a breakout to replace the prison guards. you need a vision of a dramatically better future to organize a energies and to arouse our excitement and to get this moving forward again. we have to have a conservative movement which is dedicated to meeting together all of the pioneers of the future, dedicated to developing and extraordinarily exciting sense of an american future and dedicated to open a program so when we know what we are doing. i am tired of personality oriented campaigns dominated by negative attack ads a whose net result is nothing positive happens for america. i wrote "breakout" as a starting poin
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
very questionable assumption for a very simple reason. john i think put it brilliantly what obama did when he came in the power. he was these extremely different american president at the iranians just could not wrap their heads around. because he was quoting the persian poets and speaking well, and his middle name was hussein. and as a result of that and the fact that the president then really tried with diplomacy wands, it failed, but a narrative that god created, largely true, perhaps partly exaggerated, was that it fell through because of the iranians. as a result the president could go very efficiently and tell the rest of the world to agree to sanctions, that they never had agreed to before. at the bush administration didn't even dare to dream about because the bush administration has no legitimacy on the international scene at that time. they could agree to because there was a sense that the united states actually tried. the united states was the good guy. rouhani is nothing the taxing trek on the united states. he is tweeting rosh hashanah, greetings to the jewish people. his
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 11:25pm EST
obama is not a black president when they've mixed raced and he is african-american and one white parent and this is one of the rules. >> right. >> so it's really interesting that sexism is far more casual and partly because it is the interpersonal and these guys actually have this in this way and they have ex-wives that they hate and ex-wives lawyers that they hate even more. and they also have women in their lives who they see as getting ahead of them. >> there's a lot more women you can see is taking her job or whatever it is. >> yes. >> we are going to return to that subject when we talk about specific groups and it's important to define the central concept which is aggrieved entitlement, which i have a lot of questions about. so tell the viewers, what is that? maxwell, it's a phrase that i came up with because all of the different groups that i talk about from the men's rights groups to the guys who beat up their wives or partners or kill them in some cases, two guys to go postal or sort of open fire on the workplace, to the men on the extreme right. i think that the thread t
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00am EST
think that we have a problem and i'm glad that he doesn't hold it against me being at the american enterprise institute. because it is diverse. we have a lot of libertarians as well as conservatives and norm ornstein is there and works very closely with the obama administration and there is no political litmus test on foreign policy and economics free market. but on social issues, we are quite diverse and there were many obama voters the reason for selection. >> host: cheryl is in texas. please go ahead with your question. >> caller: yes, i am a high school engineering teacher and i find most girls don't necessarily want to take my class. his pay and quality the reason we are pushing girls and two boys traditional occupations? and if we increase the pay, would that solve the problem? >> host: can you tell us about your experience as an engineer and an engineering teacher? >> caller: yes, i was an engineer for it 12 years and i wanted to be on their schedule and wanted to be on their schedule and have summers off and then i got involved with a math program in the state of texas put
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 9:00pm EST
startling because after all, obama is not a black president he is also a next race. he is african-american. he has one white and one african parent. this is like the one draft rule. so it is i think really interesting that sexism is far more casual partly because it is interpersonal. the guys i was talking with committee have ex-wife that the hate or ex-wife's lawyers that they hate even more. but they also have the women in their lives they see as getting ahead of them. >> host: you can see taking your job or whatever. we are going to return to that subject when we return to the groups but it's important now to define the central concept of your book which is this idea of the entitlement because i have a lot of questions about it so just tell the viewers what is the end title might? >> guest: it's a title like him it was because the groups from the main rights groups to the fathers rights groups that beat up their wives or partners were killed and in some cases to the guys that go postal or open fire in the workplace to the men on the extreme right, i think what binds all of them
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
medicare. that is the appropriate role for the government and i think most americans agree. which is why they reelected president obama. >> do you think richard's concern? he feels it is being put on him. is that a fair concern? >> i really don't. in this case, accusations like he unfortunately chose to do isn't constructive. i wish folks like him would step back, listen and engage in dialogue and understand the other side's point of view. when you here talk like his, it is evident he is watching fox news and gets the information mostly from right-wing conservative sources and isn't open to other points of view. and that is why i wrote the book. hopefully someone finds a way to see we have to try to work together and not dig in so hard and accept everything we hear from one side or another. >> putting on your political hat for a moment. the rollout of the health care website: has it hurt democrats polytically? >> that is not a political issue. it is critical. and obama believes that we have to get the website on so people can get on and comparison shop. so, what it does to us polpoin fav
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 2:40pm EST
president i by barack obama -- presidency by barack obama. barack obama and the rise of a new kind, a new, more ambitious and i might even say radical kind of american liberalism. regarding the '80s, i think the one column that sort of captures it the best is the one in which bill clinton says during his presidency when we look back on that era -- he meant the cold war era -- and and we long for a, i made a crack the other day. i said, gosh, i miss the cold war. it was a joke. i mean, i didn't want really miss it, but you get the joke. and the point was that we had this myth created after conservativism in the decade over the '80s, utterly destroyed and undid what was left of the soviet empire of commune ill. this myth -- communism. this myth that there was a great national consensus on how to confront the soviets. now, there was in the '50s and the '60s, but it dissolved after the vietnam era. and there was a great division in the country. and the '80s were distinguished by the fact that there was a total breakdown of that consensus. and i write about that in the column because jim had m
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 8:30pm EST
with ph.d.s from american universities. he has more of those in his cabinet them president obama does. >> his chief of staff was formerly the head of the chamber of commerce and iran's chief trade negotiator. also an american ph.d.. see. >> does that make it difference dr. brzezinski? is rouhani a different kind of leader. >> i think that sort of defines it that i think perhaps even more than that, he was part of the revolution and ushered in an era of intense hostility with the united states by the appears to be a person who has evolved with time and has begun to think in a somewhat different fashion. i think that is worthy of exploitation. moreover and i think that is made even more important, iran is changing. iran i think was swept up by zero revolution of passion which to some extent was derived from a historical legitimate resentment of foreign exploitation perhaps extreme interference in internal affairs that united the iranians in a kind of nationalistic and and self-assertion but then 20 or 30 years followed a frustration fundamentalist extremism and a significant part of the
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
, and all of it was unnecessary. as president obama has said, fighting to deliver quality, affordable health insurance and the security that comes with it to every american is paramount. this is about making sure that everyone in the united states gets a fair shake, and it's about the economic imperative as we continue to rebuild our economy and build a better bargain for the middle class. that's what the affordable care act does, by using touchtone american values of transparency and competition to improve health care protection, and affordability to those americans who already have insurance, and to provide new affordable care options for consumers who either don't have it or want to switch their insurance. we finally put in place real solutions that have been at work for generations, and we will continue for generations to come. now, reform and our health care system is not an easy task. i don't need to tell anybody in the room this or anyone who's read the newspapers the last few months. i will set worked on many competition issues to middle east peace, iran, budget deals. i can t
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:05pm EST
website up. it may turn out that obama may be one of the great trainers of conservatism in american history. [applause] [applause] and i will close this. i think i am allowed to take questions. so close this and i want you to understand how this works. if all we do is be negative and take advantage of a mistake that they may, we would have failed to serve the country and we need a positive model of breakout and we need a vision of eight dramatically better future to energize our energies and get us moving forward again and we have to have a conservative movement which is dedicated to all of the pioneers of the future with the american future and dedicated to building a future. and i'm tired of personality oriented campaigns and this includes a conversation, were you run into a politician come ask around what they are for it and not what they are dems. if they don't like obamacare, okay, fine. what is the replacement? so how are you going to get to a balanced budget? and if they don't like the current economy, we ought to be going out right now and we ought to be going five or 6% per
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm EST
, president obama echoed those concerns in an address on income and equality. he spoke at the center for american progress, and he noted that more than half of all americans at some point in their lives will experience poverty. the week before thanksgiving, a wal-mart in ohio was running a food drive to help the hungry have a happy thanksgiving. that kind of generosity and empathy is commendable. what was noteworthy, though, is that the food drive was specifically to support their associates, their own employees. it reminded me of an effort by mcdonald's launched earlier this year to help their employees create a budget. according to that budget, the only way to make ends meet for someone making the minimum wage and working 40 hours at mcdonald's was to take a second job. "washington post"'s wonk bloggage i the chart and found a worker making the minimum wage would have to work 75 hours a week to have the after-tax income that this company thought was basic to a family budget, 75 hours a week. low wages aren't a problem just in the fast food industry. i don't want to just pick on wal-mar
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
, since passage of the president's health care plan, millions of americans and their families have received insurance cancellation notices. do you think medicare advantage maybe obama cares next victim? and if so, what might beneficiaries in pennsylvania expect over the coming years in terms of plan choices, costs, forgone benefit offerings and provider networks? >> thank you, mr. chairman. indeed, i am concerned about the future of medicare advantage. as i said in my opening statement. the work we've done on the implications of aca cuts, for example, in pennsylvania would suggest that in 2014 there would be an average loss of benefit, beneficiary of about $2200, that this is about a 19% reduction in those benefits. and that we would see a decline in -- about 113,000 pennsylvanians. those numbers for 2014 are of concern, but i am more troubled by the trajectory over the succeeding five years of the full cuts under the affordable care act as to whether medicare advantage will remain a viable option within the medicare program and deliver the comprehensive benefits. i just want to ec
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
of the end from the white house, president obama will focus on the benefits of the health care law he will be flying by the white house says have benefited from the overhaul. he will remind american fork discrimination against those with preexisting conditions. we'll have coverage of that at the white house later today in our commitment network, c-span 3. house judiciary committee waiting to gavel in. we stay here live on cease and two. -- c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> which is now congressman john conyers of michigan come into the hearing room. the rayburn house office building. he is the ranking member on the house judiciary committee. they are about to hold a hearing like in a president obama's use of executive power. looking at the constitutionality of the administration decisions, including the decision to delay the
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30am EST
. we will have a analysis of 5:30 with an adviser to president clinton and obama as well as president carter's national security adviser and "new york times" columnist friedman. bob schieffer will moderate and that is why it's on c-span three. >>> live now to the american enterprise institute in washington dc for a discussion abouof implementation of financl regulations created the dodd frank financial regulation law will hear from the group that's known as the shadow financial regulatory committee and likely to discuss the upcoming vote on the volcker rule that restricts trade financial firms where deposits are federally insured. you're watching live coverage here on c-span2. >> welcome. welcome to the press conference. following the quarterly meeting of the shadow financial regulatory committee. i wish to thank all of you brave souls who braved the ice and snow to come here today. we are a little bit short on staff. some of our members didn't make it all the way. he first introduced the members of the shadow committee at the press conference. peter wallison from the americ
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 2:30pm EST
and after the 2008 presidential election, president obama repeatedly told americans that his health care plan would reduce their health care premiums for a family of four by about $2,500. i don't kno -- i don't know where he came up with that number but it turned out to be just another broken promise. according to the kaiser family foundation, annual premiums for employer-based family health insurance increased by nearly $3,000 between 2009 and 2013. in other words, the president was $5,500 wrong. rather than going down $2,500, they went up $3,000. for that matter, a recent study by the manhattan institute estimated that obamacare will drive up individual premiums by an average of 41%. now i don't know many hardworking american families that can afford a 41% increase in their health care costs. from a bill -- from a law where they were promised that health care would be more affordable. the single-biggest increase, according to this study, will be in the majority leader's home state of nevada where individual premiums are projected to rise by an astounding 179% the increases in new
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